Living in Sonoma County for more than 25 years, I have always been inspired by nature and the textures of the world that surrounds me. Whether it be in my garden or across the globe to Asia and beyond, my art reflects a personal interpretation of these images. Working from both my own photographs and imagination, I enjoy the detail and vibrant color that acrylic paint brings to my work. Multiple layering of color and texture are used to create my abstract and realistic art.
As a self-taught artist, my process is always a new journey in discovering new pathways and techniques to communicate.
Over many years of creating art, this ever changing process, through various mediums, has included graphite, ink, colored pencil, watercolor, mixed media, encaustic, and most recently acrylic on canvas.
On October 9th, John and Jan Pascoe lost their home of 38 years in the Tubbs Fire and everything they owned, like so many of their neighbors, friends, family and countless others in Sonoma County. This loss is heartbreaking as it effects so many in the community. Along with the loss of the home, they lost Pascoe Studio - a place where much of the original art that reflects the local Sonoma landscape was created. This cherished art collection was lost in the fire.
Cynthia always has a drawing pad and pencil nearby, at home or on the road. She accepts private commissions for portraits, particular landscapes, and pictures of favorite animals.
Lucy’s artworks are in the collections of the Sutter Health, UCSF Medical Center, National Art Gallery, the Patronas Corporation, the personal collection of King Halim of Malaysia, and many private collections worldwide. She has had solo and group exhibitions throughout the Bay Area, including Stanford University, the Triton Museum of Art, and San Jose Museum of Art. Her public art includes commissions by the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Valley Children’s Hospital of Madera, and the City of San Jose.
I have two very different needs when I do my art. One is to be outside painting our landscapes and the other is to drift into scenes floating through my mind which, when put to paper or canvas, tend to take me to a more imaginary place. I am a storyteller, picture book writer and illustrator. The works you see at Sonoma Eyeworks come from images and my own mythology that bubble up from somewhere deep inside.
I love my personal clients, and am pleased that over the last few years that my work is going into more and more hospitals and clinics, including our own Santa Rosa Sutter Hospital, Sonoma West Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Central Valley Hospital.
Learn more at: terisloatfineart.com
Self-taught outsider artist, Dannell Powell works in digital art, oil paints, and assemblage. Digitally working with photographs and photo-collage, she developed The Mannequin Chronicle--a series of coffee table books.
January thru February 2017
Mixed Media Abstract Art. Original works on paper and canvas.
Mitra Rafiei Nainy was born in Tehran, Iran in 1970. She obtained a BA at Azad University and has been painting for over 15 years.
As an adult, in San Francisco, he worked through a camera lens for KGO/ABC and KPIX/CBS, and was able to observe people and places with a creative eye. Using his original photographs, he adds additional color and texture to the images. His computer becomes not only his darkroom but his palette and canvas.
He prints his work on 100 year old archival paper.
View and purchase Francois' work here: http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/Francois-Jerins
STACEY SCHUETT — Mixed Media Paintings | www.staceyschuett.com
As an artist, I'm interested in noticing minutiae…the small details of living. Hidden things draw my attention: overlooked creatures, half-present memories, the wavering silhouette of what might or might not be true.
I work with acrylic paint and gouache and found materials on a prepared surface, usually paper or wooden panel. Sometimes I use collage elements or a rough underpainting to increase the surface texture. As a kid, I loved to look at paintings that had a caked-on quality or a fluid, haphazard appearance. These days, I build as much as paint my pieces, and aim to give them a luminous quality.
Oil on Canvas | Abstract Modernism
TOM CHOWN — Fine Art Photography | www.tomchownphoto.com
Featured by CBS San Francisco as one of the best photography studios in the North Bay. Tom’s personal work has been exhibited in many fine-art journals and art galleries for over 30 years. In addition, Mr. Chown’s fine art images have been published by Art Week, West Art, High Performance Magazine, and the Press Democrat. You can view more of his work on his Facebook fan page under Tom Chown Photography.
Sebastopol Watercolor Artist Sally Baker has been profoundly influenced by her travels over the years. Though best known for her still life series that focus on Asian artifacts, kimonos and bamboo, Sally has explored themes that include Asian and Italian pottery as well as fabrics from Japan and Hawaii. For more information, please visit www.sallybaker.com
Our gallery will be hosting a preview of Sonoma County Artists for the 2015 Art at the Source open studio event. Be sure to stop in and don’t miss out! For more information, please visit www.artatthesource.org.
Kathryn Kelsey work reflects archetypal discoveries, images from nature, or cultural symbols; balancing psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and environmental themes. My process starts with thoughtful color and paper selection applied to canvas or paper supports, to develop a design that may include other natural or man made elements. These images will be worked and reworked to establish challenging compositions that evoke chaos and harmony and thought provoking themes. For more information, please visit http://www.wildandfreestudios.com/
Jeremy Joan Hewes worked as an editor and writer for four decades, including 18 years as a writer for Apple Computer. She is also the author of seven books. Throughout her publishing career she pursued photography as an avocation. In 2001 she began exhibiting and selling her photographs and added printmaking to her art practice in 2004.
Lucia Guzzetta will feature works of colored pencil and a variety of other mixed media.
Barbara Kelley is a printmaker and painter, creating works in a studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean and also in a studio located in the heart of the wine country in Sonoma County, California. For more information, please visit www.mooncatcher.info
Also, be sure to view the original local pencil paintings by Sandy Tunik.
Our gallery will again be featuring Photography and Printmaking from Jeremy Joan Hewes, who began exhibiting and selling her photographs in 2001. In 2004, she added printmaking to her art practice. Her work has been shown in numerous group shows in northern California, and she had a solo show in Los Angeles in 2006. She was a founding member artist at Riverfront Art Gallery, in Petaluma, California. For more information, please visit www.jeremyjoanhewes.com.